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Pabitra Mukhopadhyay

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Competition or Collaboration?

Ben Hecht, President and CEO of Living Cities says, Collaboration is new Competition.
http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/01/collaboration-is-the-new-compe/
Genetic recombination theory says that given enough complexity of survival dynamics, genetic materials at molecular level recombine along a collaborative line, rather than competitive.
Do you think we are looking at a paradigm sift here?
From 'compete to win' to 'collaborate to survive'?

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    Nov 20 2013: I don't think that competition and collaboration are mutual exclusive.
    You can have both, just not simultaneously.
    As Fritzie mentioned, collaboration when it comes to complex tasks makes sense. For example, a company would be such a group.
    On the other hand, if you look for a mate, then collaboration makes no sense. This is a competitive endeavor.
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      Nov 21 2013: Where to compete and where to collaborate, Harald?
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        Nov 21 2013: You collaborate where you have common interests and you compete when you can expect a better result with competition than with cooperation.
        Example: take the gun industry in the US. There is full cooperation when it comes to lobbying (National Rifle association) and influence lawmaking. However, all gun makers compete with each other.
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          Dec 5 2013: Agreed Harald.

          A healthy competition is fruitful, it opens the doors to creativity and passion. Competition and collaboration are definitely not mutually exclusive.

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